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Conversation: 015-196

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Start Date: Thursday, December 2, 1971 2:45 PM

End Date: Thursday, December 2, 1971 2:59 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:40:29

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:54:48

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NARA Description:

On December 2, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, White House operator, and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 9:45 am to 9:59 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 015-196 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 15-196

Date: December 2, 1971
Time: 9:45 am - 9:59 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with the White House operator.

     H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 15-196 (cont.)


Haldeman talked with the President.

     Tax Bill
          -Campaign check-off provision
              -Statement by the President
                    -Clark MacGregor

     The President's trip to Florida
          -Schedule
               -Ronald L. Ziegler
               -Budget meetings

     Speechwriting staff
          -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
                -Conversation with Haldeman
          -Strengthening staff
          -Speech on aging
                -Style of writing
                -The President's speaking style
          -Writing of presidential statements
          -Writing of speeches
                -Patrick J. Buchanan
          -Price
                -Outlook on style
          -Use of speech drafts done by the President
                -John N. Mitchell
          -Price
          -[Richard A.?] Moore
          -William L. Safire
          -Moore
                -Relations with Price
          -Safire
                -Style
          -Price
                -Duties
          -Speech on aging
                -Speech to 4-H conference
          -Robert H. Finch
          -Charles W. Colson's office
                -James W. McLane and Kenneth S. Rietz[?]
          -John K. Andrews, Jr.
                                              128

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 15-196 (cont.)


                -First Family duties
          -Compared with Dwight D. Eisenhower's writers
          -Price
                -Leonard Garment and Moore
          -Consultation quality

     Tax Bill
          -Statement by the President
                -MacGregor

     Campaign Reform Act
          -Section 315
                -Status
                -Lyndon B. Johnson
                -Debate of candidates
                      -John F. Kennedy and Johnson
                           -Robert F. Kennedy
     The President's speech to 4-H conference, 12/1
          -News coverage
                -Television compared to writing press
                -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                -Price
                -Audience reaction
                -Quotes